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DyComet
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Re: Battery Light new
#1305491 (Re: Tony2005) 08/24/06 01:41 AM

1999 with 80,000. I didn't test the battery but it's about 5 months old. I'll test it tomorrow and check the fuse. Thanks for the help.

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RawBurt
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Re: Battery Light new
#1305668 (Re: DyComet) 08/24/06 12:50 PM

Originally posted by DyComet:
Alright alternator replaced and battery light went off....or so I thought. The alternator now whines at high rpm and above 6k the battery light starts to flicker, anyone have any other ideas?




Ok, this is identical to my current problem. I could be just a bad alternator, but I dont know. I demand that you PM me the second you resolve this problem and inform me of what was done. If you do not inform me right away, I will find out where you live, knock on your door and then break your legs. j/k

Seriously though, I've been battling this problem for a couple months now. And I need some closure.

PS, I really do know where you live. I have your address and everything muhahahahaha

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DyComet
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Re: Battery Light new
#1308846 (Re: RawBurt) 08/29/06 10:16 PM

Alright, update time. All fuses checked out. I had the alternator tested and the battery they both were good. Since the light only flickers at high rpm's when accelerating hard I think the belt might be slipping. But here's the question, why? Bad install?

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RayModerator
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Re: Battery Light new
#1308897 (Re: DyComet) 08/29/06 11:41 PM

why, what? reasons for a belt to slip?

failing tensioner, worn belt (stretched), loose pulley/pulleys


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DyComet
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Re: Battery Light new
#1308981 (Re: Ray) 08/30/06 01:34 AM

I'll get a new belt and see if that fixes the problem and check to make sure the belt is on there correctly.

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Pick
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Re: Battery Light new
#1309443 (Re: DyComet) 08/30/06 07:42 PM

Hey guys, i'm having some similar problems right now also.

I just installed new Alternator and Battery, becuase my car was dying on me. After driving for one day, it is doing it again. System is not charging the battery and now the battery has no juice becuase it was running the whole system. I guess i got a bad alternator or possibly having some other type of electrical problem like megafuse or wiring.
Any ideas???

I'll stay tuned...

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Re: Battery Light new
#1309460 (Re: Pick) 08/30/06 08:21 PM

Again, a megafuse problem would cause a charging light to remain illuminated at ALL times.
(there are OTHER reasons to be on at all times, but you get my point...)

If the light is off at all, then the fuse is not the problem.


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RawBurt
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Re: Battery Light
#1309466 (Re: Ray) 08/30/06 08:29 PM

You know what I find funny... Out of the 12,000 some odd members on this site, noone has expereinced and solved the "battery light at high RPM" problem.

Oh well, by the sounds of it more and more CEG'ers are running into this. Someone is bound to figure it out.

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RayModerator
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Re: Battery Light new
#1309479 (Re: RawBurt) 08/30/06 08:45 PM

Depends on which issue you are referring to.


the MOST COMMON high-rpm light is from floating brushes on the alternator, a sign of an aging alternator.

Solving involves either rebuilding the brushes (technically do-able, but not worth it to me...) or replacing the alternator.

There is another issue, which is fixed by GoldenTour's wire fix...

Is there a third issue that is actually a verified "third" issue?





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gooserex
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Reged: 03/16/05
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Loc: Toronto
Re: Battery Light new
#1309597 (Re: Ray) 08/30/06 11:50 PM

Originally posted by Ray:
Depends on which issue you are referring to.


the MOST COMMON high-rpm light is from floating brushes on the alternator, a sign of an aging alternator.

Solving involves either rebuilding the brushes (technically do-able, but not worth it to me...) or replacing the alternator.

There is another issue, which is fixed by GoldenTour's wire fix...

Is there a third issue that is actually a verified "third" issue?




I was going to say there is the wire fix which in more cases that i've read on CEG fixed the flicking battery light at high RPM, which I myself have every now and then which leads me to believe that the wire fix is the solution. I've read on CEG ppl replace everything and the problem still haunts them and eventually the wire fix fixed the problem. It's a CHEAP fix that's for sure and couldn't hurt!

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